Astronomical Society of the Pacific honors Pieter van Dokkum

Tue, 08/14/2018

The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has honored Yale’s Pieter van Dokkum with the 2018 Maria and Eric Muhlmann Award, which honors important research results based upon the development of groundbreaking instruments and techniques.

Van Dokkum is responsible for the “Dragonfly” array, a novel telescope consisting of “normal” telephoto camera lenses that are clustered and instrumented together. There are now 48 lenses in two clusters on the telescope that can reach a limit of 32 magnitudes per square arc second in a 10-hour exposure over a large field of view.

Excerpt from the YaleNews press release on August 14, 2018. Read the full article by clicking the link below.

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